Author Christopher Leahy talked about his new book President without a Party: The Life of John Tyler. Though Tyler is often remembered for his unremarkable presidency, he had long career in politics and participated in many of the seminal political debates of the nineteenth century.
Historians Joan Waugh, Paul Kahan, Chris Mackowski, and Gary Gallagher discuss the history and memory of Reconstruction, Grant's presidency, and Grant's memoirs.
Historians Joan Waugh, Daniel T. Davis, Gary Gallagher, and Chris Mackowski discuss the history and memory of Ulysses S. Grant's military leadership and drinking
Dr. Matt Farina, a retired pediatric cardiologist and CDCWRT member, talked about Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain's wounding at Petersburg and the medical treatment he received. Chamberlain endured several painful surgeries, ultimately succumbing to his wound - 50 years later.
Best-selling author Chris DeRose talked about his book Star Spangled Scandal: Sex, Murder, and the Trial that Changed America. On February 27, 1859, Congressman Dan Sickles shot US Attorney Philip Barton Key, his wife's lover. DeRose talked about the shooting and subsequent murder trial.
Civil War Institute Director Peter Carmichael talked about his book The War for the Common Soldier. Carmichael discussed his unique approach in analyzing soldier letters, desertion, pragmatism, and the annual Civil War Institute Summer Conference at Gettysburg College.
In 1861, President-elect Abraham Lincoln traveled across New York State on his way to Washington, D.C. In 1865, Lincoln's body retraced the same route. Collea discussed Lincoln's reception in Buffalo, Albany, and New York City in 1861 and the outpouring of support for the deceased president in 1865.
Author Ron Kirkwood discussed his book "Too Much for Human Endurance: The George Spangler Farm Hospitals and the Battle of Gettysburg." Kirkwood talked about the central the Spangler farm played in the battle, Civil War amputations, and environmental toll the battle on on the Spangler property.
Was secession fueled by alcohol, did Lincoln drink, did Grant drink too much, was FDR really a beer a drinker? Weber talks about this and much more in this podcast recorded at Albany Distilling Company.
A special audio documentary featuring your favorite Gettysburg authors talking about their books.
Professor Rachel Sheldon talked about her book Washington Brotherhood: Politics, Social Life, and the Coming of the Civil War and Professor Amy Murrell Taylor discussed her brand new book Embattled Freedom: Journeys through the Civil War's Slave Refugee Camps.
Author Christopher Klein talked about his book When the Irish Invaded Canada: The Incredible True Story of the Civil War Veterans Who Fought for Ireland's Freedom. Just after the Civil War, Irish veterans tried to gain Ireland's independence by seizing the British province of Canada
Professor Enrico Dal Lago talked about his book Civil War and Agrarian Unrest: The Confederate South and Southern Italy. Dal Lago offers a fresh perspective of the American Civil War by comparing and connecting it to the agrarian uprising that occurred in Southern Italy during Italian unification in the 1860s.
Naval historian Chuck Veit talked about his book Natural Genius: Brutus de Villeroi and the U. S. Navy's First Submarine. Veit discussed the history of the submarine and the life of French inventor Brutus de Villeroi, the man responsible for building the U. S. Navy's first submarine in 1861.
Tim Wiles, the former director of research at the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown and current director of the Guilderland Public Library, talked about his time in Cooperstown, the Doubleday Myth, Troy native Johnny Evers, the story behind 'Take Me Out to the Ball Game,' and much more.
Historian and engineer David Hochfelder talked about his book The Telegraph in America: 1832-1920. The telegraph was a "revolutionary technology" with "far-reaching effects on American life." Hochfelder discussed Samuel Morse, the telegraph in the Civil War, the rise of Western Union, and more.
Appomattox Court House National Historical Park historian Patrick Schroeder talked about the 5th New York Veteran Volunteer Infantry, the Appomattox campaign, and Lee's surrender at Appomattox Court House.
Harold Holzer talked about his new book Monument Man: The Life & Art of Daniel Chester French. French was "one of America's most prolific sculptors of public monuments," creating The Minute Man in Concord, Harvard University's John Harvard, and the statue of Abraham Lincoln for the Lincoln Memorial.
Union soldier Josiah Moore met Jennie Lindsay just before he left for war in 1861. Through the course of the war, they exchanged 75 letters which Gene Barr chronicles in this touching account of their love story.